Meldy Hernandez, RN, MPH is a passionate yoga and dance teacher with over 15 years of experience in the wellness and teaching field specializing in women and children. She received her yoga teacher certification from the world renowned Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica and has studied many types of indigenous dance forms including West African, Pacific Islander, and Latin styles. Before moving to Miami Beach, Meldy worked with women and children as a nurse and health educator in West Africa, Spain, the Philippines, and California. She holds a bachelor degree in nursing and a masters degree in community health education from San Francisco State University where she also taught university level health education classes. Since moving to Miami Beach, Meldy continues to specialize in bringing yoga, the arts, and health education outside of the studio and into parks, gardens, libraries, and throughout the community. Inspired by the South Florida sun and her son Aden, Meldy has become an avid organic gardener. She hopes to share her love of gardens with the community in her Adventures in the Garden Mommy and Me class soon to debut in a garden near you!